Neutral Dress


I love this neutral colored dress. It’s so easy to wear and so comfortable too. I’ve worn it on several different occasions throughout the years. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts (here and here) engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and weddings are filling up weekend schedules this year. Pairing this dress with a pink clutch, pink shoes and pink lipstick was the perfect touch for an outdoor summer rehearsal dinner. Have a great weekend!


 


Thread Social Neutral Dress (similar here and here) // Manolo Blahnik Pink Shoes ($595)  // Pink Clutch (similar here and here) // Milani Lipstick

PS. More dressy outfit posts in stripes and pastel!

Effortless Traveler


If there’s one thing I’ve learned about traveling, it’s that looking effortless, comfortable and chic is important. I’m personally not a sweatshirt/sweatpants kind of gal traveler but I am all about comfort. There are definitely ways to dress comfortable and still look classy/put together all at the same time. Here is my summer travel dress code that I always follow:

Maxi Dress // I have a few maxi dresses hanging in my closet and they are amazing. I slip them right on and I suddenly look put together without even trying (okay, with a bit of foundation and concealer splashed on my face, I guess I’m trying a little). I love traveling in maxi dresses, especially cotton ones, when I venture off to a warm weathered destination. If it’s chilly on the plane (which it always is), the dress serves as a blanket but then as soon as I step out into the warm weather, I’m all set to go!

Maxi Dress favorites under $100: Aqua Maxi Dress $66 (on sale!) // TopShop Black Maxi Dress $35 // Sleevless Native Youth Maxi Dress $70 // Splendid Slit Maxi Dress $94 (on sale!) // Striped Knit Zara Dress $39.90


Light weight scarf // This scarf I’m wearing is a really lovely gift that I’ve shared via Instagram and the blog a few times. I can’t get enough! It’s so easy to wear, it’s light weight and it’s a perfect summer add on to any outfit. I also love wearing scarves on planes because they serve as a blanket, just like the maxi dress does, and it easily dresses an outfit up. Whether I’m wearing a maxi or just a plain white T, summer scarves are the perfect addition.

Light Weight Scarf favorites under $100:  JCrew Embroidered Infinity Scarf $55 (taken an extra 30% off!) // Summer Floral Scarf $58 // Summer Bicycle Scarf $48 // Chevron Print Scarf $49 // Border Haze Scarf $38

Denim Jacket // My Gap Denim Jacket has been a travel jacket staple these last few years. Every summer, I always bring my jean jacket wherever I go. It’s warmer than a cardigan but light weight enough to wear out on a summer night. I can pair up denim with a cute maxi skirt or cute cotton shorts. I’ve had this one that I’m holding for a few years and I love it. It wasn’t too expensive which is a plus and the light blue color goes with everything.

Jean Jacket favorites under $100:  1969 Denim Jacket $69.95 // Vince Camuto White Denim Jacket $99 // Topshop Denim Jacket $75 // Fitted Denim Jacket $90 // Zara light blue Denim Jacket $49.90


Hat or Hair Accessory // Full disclosure – after a flight my hair get’s a little greasy…. so I like to cover it up with a hair clip, a headband, a hair scarf or a straw hat. It actually ties the whole look together in a pretty bow and as soon as I step out of a plane, I can hide my disheveled hair without a lot of effort. If you read my fedora post, hats are definitely something I’m loving this summer and I’m actually ready to purchase a new one for my upcoming trips! See a few of my favorite options below!

Summer Hat favorites under $100:  TopShop Suede Fedora $48 // Three-tone Straw Hat $29.90 // Girls Floppy Sun Hat $29.50 (extra 30% off with code!) // Wide Brimmed Straw Fedora $90 // Aqua Floppy Sun Hat $98

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PS. Have you read my travel packing tips yet? Be sure to check it out!

Polka Dots


Summer nights are here in full swing! I spent this past weekend in New Jersey and I ate a whole lot of sushi. If you ever find yourself in the North Jersey Madison area, you should defintiely try Blue Wazabi, they have amazing sushi and amazing sushi pizza. Friday and Saturday night I went out with friends and all I wanted to throw on were skinny jeans, cute summer tops and wedges. This Madewell Polka Dot top is super comfortable and was perfect for a night out on the town. Hope you had an amazing weekend!




 

Madewell Polka Dot Top (on sale $24.99!) // Zara Jeans (similar here and here) //  Vince Camuto Wedges (similar here)

PS. I’m really loving stripes for the summer too, check out my new JCrew skirt (on sale too)!

Stripes

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetI had a wonderful mother’s day on Sunday. I don’t want to gush/humble brag too much about it, especially since I’ve already gushed about how unstoppable my mom is, but it was an amazing time. My boyfriend and I joined our two families together and everything went even better than I could have ever imagined. Family comes first for both of us so the timing was perfect as we celebrated all of the beautiful mamas in our lives.

We ate the tastiest 13 pound pork shoulder, enjoyed the gorgeous warm weather, played with the cutest little ones there ever was (he has the most adorable niece and nephew) and drank beautiful wine from New Zealand. I recently snagged this skirt and these shoes (as seen on my Insta) from JCrew and I couldn’t wait to wear them to this perfect family gathering. I also can’t wait to wear both pieces a million different times in a million different ways this spring/summer. Hope you had fabulous weekend!

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Outfit Details: JCrew Skirt (on sale!) // Mink Pink Top (similar here and here) // JCrew Mules (on sale!)

PS. See more recent outfits here, here and here!

Greekster

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What an absolutely gorgeous day today! The sun was shining and I spent most of the day outside which was a very very nice change. Every year, I get to celebrate two easters, Catholic Easter and Greek Easter. Depending on the calendar cycle, they can fall on different Easter Sunday’s. Having a French mother and a Greek father can really mix things up. Today, is Greek Easter so we’ve invited family and close friends to celebrate and to eat lots & lots of traditional Greek food (more recipes to come!).

Christos Anesti (happy Easter) to those celebrating today! 

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Marshalls Pastel Skirt (similar here) // Express White Peplum Top $20.93// Ralph Lauren Cardigan (similar here) // Vans $55.00

PS. If you haven’t seen my Passover post – check it out!

First Passover

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Tonight, I’m celebrating Passover with my boyfriend’s family for the very first time. His aunt puts together a beautiful Seder every year and I am honored to be part of such a special night.  Since this is a very first for me, I am really excited to try the different foods, desserts and to learn a few prayers too!

I was told the dress code for tonight so naturally I’m wearing a dress and heels…oops! I’ve put this number together for tonight, my first Jewish holiday, because I thought it was comfortable with a bit of a c’est moi natasha twist. Happy Passover for those of you celebrating this weekend!  

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Banana Republic Jersey Dress (on sale $78.00!) // J.Crew Heels (old pair) // Wink NYC Earrings (similar pair here, $38.00) // Club Monaco Clutch (pretty clutch on sale here $139.00!)

 PS. See my Valentines Day outfit here and my 25th Birthday outfits here, here and here if you haven’t already!

Gone to FL

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetWe arrived early this morning and had the entire day to lay out in 80 degree Florida weather. We had a wonderful lunch outside by the pool and hung out the entire day at The Polo Club in Boca Raton. Being in a bathing suit outside in the warmth felt so unfamiliar but so fantastic.

For dinner, we ate at The Crown Room which is part of the Polo Club and we had the most fabulous meal. Apple Martinis, foie gras, filet mignon ,and ice cream sundaes to finish off.. all just for me. It has been an amazing day and I can’t wait for another few days here. My dinner outfit consisted of white pants, wedges, and a white shirt – I really went all out in my “summer white” outfit because I was SO excited to be down here. The short hair has been a lot easier to manage in warmer weather than I thought it would be – I am absolutely loving it.

To see a few more highlights of my trip, follow me on Instagram @cestmoinatasha!

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